Here's the footage of the brawling eight-year-olds, in case anyone hasn't seen it or just needs a handy place to find it.
Don't get too bent out of shape it over this. After all, hockey ran out of black eyes in about 1903. It would be nice if Hockey Night in Canada, which uses youngsters to introduce its broadcasts and then hypes fighting, would, along with other media outlets, issue a mea culpa for instilling violent impulses in people. It's called having a goddamn social conscience.
Recommended reading: Good friend Trevor Stewart of the Sudbury Star has a great blog post up about how you would never see this in one of the kiddie basketball leagues. Hoops is a whole lot less expensive.
Come to think of it, you don't see the OPP doing a walk-through at a children's dance class, baseball game, lacrosse game, football game, swim meet, or soccer game.